Handel Choir
Of Baltimore

Handel Choir of Baltimore is a critically acclaimed choral ensemble that presents yearly performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, as well as other major choral and choral-orchestral works. Our 88th season showcases a wide range of music and performances throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

Baroque and Beyond

2024 ~ 2025

Welcome to the choir’s 90th season!

Founded in 1935, the choir has brought exceptional “Baroque and Beyond” choral music to Baltimore for nine solid decades.

Our celebratory 90th season will be among the most exciting we’ve offered. In addition to our annual Messiah with period instruments, in March we’re bringing you a program centered around the Brahms Liebeslieder, including works by Clara Schumann and others. And in May we’ll offer Beethoven’s magnificent Missa Solemnis, a triumphant, rarely heard masterpiece, which we’ll perform with a full period orchestra at the Baltimore Basilica: the largest period ensemble Baltimore will have ever seen.

We are proud as well to be singing once again this December with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in two performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria and part of the Bach Christmas Oratorio.

Season tickets for 2024-25 are available now at a discount of up to 20% from individual ticket pricing. We look forward to seeing you at each of our concerts this coming year.

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Handel’s Messiah: December 14 & 15, 2024

7:30pm at Grace United Methodist Church, Homeland (Saturday)
3:00pm at Church of the Resurrection, Timonium (Sunday)

Brahms’s Liebeslieder: March 8, 2025

7:30pm at Second Presbyterian Church, Guilford

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis: May 17, 2025

3:00pm at the Baltimore Basilica

Period-Perfect Messiah

A Baltimore holiday tradition for 90 years with full period orchestra.

Saturday, December 14, 2024, 7:30 PM EST
Grace United Methodist Church
5407 N Charles St
Baltimore 21210

Sunday, December 15, 2024, 3:00 PM EST
Church of the Resurrection
11525 Greenspring Ave
Timonium, MD 21093

Brahms’s Liebeslieder

This winter, warm your heart with love songs of Brahms, Clara Schumann, and others.

Saturday, March 8, 2025
7:30 PM EST
Second Presbyterian Church
4200 St Paul St
Baltimore, MD 212185

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

This spring, join us at the Baltimore Basilica for Beethoven’s magnificent Missa Solemnis with period orchestra.

Saturday, May 17, 2025
3:00 PM EST
The Baltimore Basilica
409 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Daniel Sabzghabaei winner of Emerging Composers Competition

As part of our dedication to the music of our hometown, Handel Choir of Baltimore is thrilled to announce Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei the winner of its Emerging Composers Competition. Daniel will compose a new work...
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23/24 Season is Announced

Join Handel Choir for a year of more baroque, more Baltimore, and more concerts! FALL Maryland State Boychoir joins us in a new fall concert to sing both grand and intimate choral works by Boulanger,...
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Made in Baltimore Emerging Composers Competition 2022

Handel Choir of Baltimore is proud to announce its 2022 Made in Baltimore Emerging Composers Competition. The winning composer will receive a commission fee of $1,500 for the composition of a new work for chorus...
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Audition for Handel Choir’s 2024-2025 season

Upcoming Choir Auditions

August 23, 2024 – 7 to 10 PM
August 24, 2024 – 10 AM to 3 PM
August Sign up here

(For Pro-Chorister auditionees: only tenor & bass voices are needed)

Towson Universalist Unitarian Church
1710 Dulaney Valley Road
Lutherville, MD 21093

Contact: info@handelchoir.org




Donate to Handel Choir

Your gift supports a great Baltimore cultural tradition: 90 years of community-based choral and choral-orchestral music. Your contribution is crucial and deeply appreciated.


Handel Choir thanks Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support. Our 2024-2025 season is supported in part by grants from the organizations pictured.

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